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The two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter, will appear super-close together before sunrise on Monday morning (Aug. 18), and it’s just the kickoff for a week of early-bird observing by stargazers. This entire week is an exceptional time for predawn skywatchers to see the stunning sight of Venus and Jupiter together in the sky . The best time to see the two planets about 45 minutes before sunrise, when they will be visible low on the east-northeast horizon. On Monday, the moment the Venus and Jupiter will be at their closest (shining just two-tenths of a degree; less than half of apparent width of the moon) will unfortunately be below the horizon for observers in North America.

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